Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have foiled a bank robbery at First Bank in the Mpape area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Abuja Business Reports gathered that the the police, which moved to the scene surrounded band and later gunned down a suspect and arrested four others inside the branch of First Bank Plc.
An eyewitness account disclosed that the robbers who stormed the bank, just before noon, were trapped inside the banking hall for many hours following the arrival of the police.
It was learnt that when the robbers refused to surrender or come out of the bank, the police operatives stormed the hall, killing one of the gang members in the process.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, confirmed the incident, told newsmen that “Four men were arrested while a suspect was killed” adding that “Investigation has commenced to determine how they entered the bank.”